Thompson sitting on four offers

As Nebraska looks for wide receivers to fill out their '09 recruiting class, one player with an NU offer is Brett Thompson from El Dorado, California. Thompson is a multi-talented player that has four offers to this point; Nebraska, BYU, UNLV, and Air Force. There is a clear leader at this point, but if there is a team that could move up it could be the Huskers.

Brett Thompson is a jack-of-all-trades for his El Dorado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge high school, but is being recruited solely at wide receiver at the next level. Thompson put up impressive numbers as a junior averaging 30 yards on punt return and 24 yards on kickoff returns.

Brett also threw in 40 tackles and two interceptions on defense to go with his 500+ yards receiving and sx touchdowns on offense. While he'll be doing all those same things again his senior year, he has another expanded role.

"I kind of play everywhere," said Thompson. "On special teams I punt the ball, return punts and kickoffs, and on defense I play a lot of safety.

"I'll still be playing wide receiver too, but this year I'll be playing running back a lot. Our coach wants to get the ball in my hands as much as possible."

On the recruiting front, Thompson says he hears a lot of talk from coaches, but sometimes that's all it is.

"I have the same offers BYU, Nebraska, UNLV and Air Force. A lot of other teams are giving me verbal's, but I don't accept them until I get them in writing, if they aren't in writing they really mean nothing. Some people will tell you anything.

"Of the four I'd say some are recruiting me harder than others. BYU is definitely recruiting me the hardest out of those four, then UNLV. I would say BYU is my leader right now."

What about Nebraska?

"I would definitely like to take an official to Nebraska, I feel like they're one of the biggest offers I have. The Big 12 is a huge conference and they are a huge program, I want to play at the highest level, so I would like to visit them and see what they have to offer."

Thompson also said a couple things will factor into his decision when the time comes to pick a college.

"When I arrive to college I'd like to feel comfortable when I'm there. I'm going to be there four or five years so being comfortable on campus is important. Location won't really be a factor for me. Good academics are a huge part for me though, it's as important as the football aspect, maybe more. Football won't last forever, but an education will."

Brett is mormon and informed Big Red Report he will take his two year mission after his first semester in college. When asked about a timeframe for a decision, Brett said "whenever it feels right". He described his contact from Nebraska to this point as "minimal", but hopes to hear more from the Husker staff.

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